Free flu clinics set up throughout Boston - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Free flu clinics set up throughout Boston

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Long lines didn't stop thousands of people from getting their flu shots over the weekend in Boston. The Public Health Commissioner says more than 7,000 people took advantage of 22 free flu clinics set up throughout the city.  Because the flu is so widespread, a public health emergency has been declared in Boston. A child under the age of six died after being diagnosed with the flu.  That prompted parents to bring their children out for the shot. Health officials in Massachusetts are reporting 18 flu-related deaths and 6,000 confirmed cases.

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